Thompson: Country's New Challenges Lead Him To Consider Return To Politics

Richmond, VA (AP) -- Fred Thompson says the country faces different challenges now than it did when he decided not to run for President in 2000. And he says that's what has led him to consider a return to politics.

The actor and former Tennessee Senator tells the Associated Press that back then, people were sitting back, thinking peace and prosperity were going to last forever. He says "I think we know better than that now,"

The conservative Republican took the first formal step toward the entering the Presidential race on Friday, when he set up a preliminary campaign committee.

Thompson may be best known for his role as a tough prosecutor on NBC’s "Law and Order." He quit the show last week after five seasons.

(Copyright 2007 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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